Dentist working to high standard, GDC rules

Brae dentist Steven Lamb has taken sufficient steps to improve his standards of practice and is working to a “high standard”, the General Dental Council has ruled.

The GDC decided Mr Lamb’s fitness to practice was not impaired following a six-day hearing.

Mr Lamb had been under investigation after he was accused of keeping inadequate records and failing to correctly diagnose a number of patients.

The committee accepted evidence that he had made “extensive admissions” to the facts and had taken steps to improve his standards.

A 12-page report concluded: “The [Professional Conduct] Committee heard that your clinical work is now up to the standard required of a registered dentist and, in some cases, for instance with regard to record-keeping, is above that standard.

“The committee notes the evidence that it has received of your audits of your radiographic, record keeping and prescribing practices and notes that those audits indicate that you are now working to a high standard.”


Get Latest News in Your Inbox

Join the The Shetland Times mailing list to get one daily email update at midday on what's happening in Shetland.